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Twisted Vine

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**Want to start reading where it all began? Blood Orchids, book 1 in the Paradise Crime Mysteries, is free! Paradise is filled with dead men walking. He had everything ahead of him. The handsome son of a Senator lay posed on his bed, drug paraphernalia on the side table, along with a goodbye note...but something doesn’t add up to suicide for Special Agent Lei Texeira and tech agent Sophie Ang. An angel of death is still an angel. Even dying people need a little help taking that last step to die with dignity, and Lightbody is the one to push them over the edge. Can Lei and Sophie stop a criminal who’s sure he’s doing the right thing? "Toby Neal scores a royal flush in this fifth of an unmissable crime series for mystery fans!" J.C. Martin, author of Oracle Grab this fast paced mystery with a twist of romance, and take a trip to Hawaii with the series that’s sold more than a million copies!

The Jaguar Within

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Author: Rebecca R. Stone
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Shamanism—the practice of entering a trance state to experience visions of a reality beyond the ordinary and to gain esoteric knowledge—has been an important part of life for indigenous societies throughout the Americas from prehistoric times until the present. Much has been written about shamanism in both scholarly and popular literature, but few authors have linked it to another significant visual realm—art. In this pioneering study, Rebecca R. Stone considers how deep familiarity with, and profound respect for, the extra-ordinary visionary experiences of shamanism profoundly affected the artistic output of indigenous cultures in Central and South America before the European invasions of the sixteenth century. Using ethnographic accounts of shamanic trance experiences, Stone defines a core set of trance vision characteristics, including enhanced senses, ego dissolution, bodily distortions, flying, spinning and undulating sensations, synaesthesia, and physical transformation from the human self into animal and other states of being. Stone then traces these visionary characteristics in ancient artworks from Costa Rica and Peru. She makes a convincing case that these works, especially those of the Moche, depict shamans in a trance state or else convey the perceptual experience of visions by creating deliberately chaotic and distorted conglomerations of partial, inverted, and incoherent images.

The Cauldron's Curse

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Author: Alicia Rades,Hidden Legends
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There’s only one witch who can break this curse. Nadine The coven has discovered my secret, and the council demands my help to bring magic back to Octavia Falls. The priestesses have tasked me with hunting down the Oaken Wands—powerful relics that could restore magic. I must obey the council; otherwise, the entire coven is at risk. There’s a cursed cauldron that could lead us to one of the Wands, but it’s already fallen into the wrong hands... Lucas A magical drug called nightshade has hit the streets and put the coven in danger. I suspect it's connected with the mystery of the coven's magic, but the details don't add up. I've taken it upon myself to discover the truth. I'm not the only person looking for answers. Nadine has launched an investigation of her own, and I must work with her despite the fact we’re no longer together. I desperately want her back, but the Reaper’s Shadow curse still stands. A prophecy has been given. If we don’t mend our relationship, it could mean the end of the coven forever. ** Return to Miriam College in the spell-binding third book of the College of Witchcraft series! Read auras, raise the dead, and solve the coven’s mysteries in this paranormal academy romance series. This series takes place in the Hidden Legends Universe, along with the Academy of Magical Creatures series, the University of Sorcery series, and the Prison for Supernatural Offenders series. The Hidden Legends universe features college-aged protagonists attending magical academies, dual points-of-view, disabled and diverse main characters, and steamy, empowering romances. Each series stands on its own and can be read in any order. This is a full-length novel over 400 pages. Recommended reading age 18+ Stir the cauldron and order today!

Make Your Own Wreaths

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Author: Nancy Alexander
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Why wait for the holidays when you can adorn your home with a variety of beautiful wreaths all year long! Floral wreaths add a special accent to your home, but can be expensive to buy. Save money and express your creativity by learning to make your own wreaths with this step-by-step guide--so detailed, it is the only book on wreath-making you'll ever need!

A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland

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Author: Michael Agnew
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Once dominated by megabreweries like Miller and G. Heilemann, the Midwest has in recent years become home to a dynamic craft beer industry at the core of America's current brewing renaissance. Beer writer and Certified Cicerone® Michael Agnew crisscrossed Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin sampling the astonishing variety of beers on offer at breweries and brewpubs. The result is a region-wide survey of the Midwestern craft beer scene. Packed with details on more than 200 breweries, A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland offers actual and armchair travelers alike a handbook that includes: Agnew's exclusive choices on which beers to try at each location Entries on every brewery's history and philosophy Information on tours, tasting rooms and attached pubs, and dining options and other amenities A survey of each brewery's brands, including its flagship beer plus seasonal brews and special releases Brewery equipment and capacity Nearby attractions In addition, Agnew sets the stage with a history of Midwestern beer spanning the origins of the immigrant brewers who arrived in the 1800s to the homebrewers-made-good who have built a new kind of brewing culture founded on creativity, dedication to quality, and attention to customer feedback. Informed and unique, A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland is the essential companion for beer aficionados and curious others determined to drink the best the Midwest has to offer. Includes more than 150 full color images, including the region's most distinctive beer labels, trademarks, and company logos.

Bubbly

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Author: Shea Balik
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Raise your wine glasses high to toast the men of Dahlonia while they discover the secret to happiness – LOVE. There was no doubt about it, Macalister Whitmore was as straight-laced as they came. He worked all the time, never did anything that would be considered fun, and almost always wore a suit and tie, even in the laid back southern town of Dahlonia, where the dress code tended to be jeans and t-shirts. It was how his parents raised him and Macalister was sure even a tanning salon couldn’t change that. David Wilson wanted to throttle his best friend for sending Mac to his tanning salon to try and loosen up the uptight lawyer. He had never met anyone that had actually worn a suit to a tanning salon before. What Mac needed was a doctor to remove that stick from his ass. Then again, if Mac continued to look down his nose at David, he would remove it himself. Still, it seemed that opposites do attract, so they decide to give each other a chance. Happily ever after may sound like a dream come true, but no one ever said it didn’t come with pain and heartache. Will they walk away from each other, or walk through hell for the chance to pop some Bubbly and celebrate finding their happy ending.

Broken Ferns

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Author: Toby Neal
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Paradise Crime Mysteries Books 1-9

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*****Nine for the cost of four!***** Detective Lei Texeira flees hazy memories of a dark past, but nothing gets in the way of solving her cases in Hawaii! Binge read this box set of USA Today bestselling books and discover you can't read just one! BLOOD ORCHIDS: Black sand beaches and steaming volcanoes are backdrops for murder as patrolwoman Lei Texeira discovers the bodies of two drowned girls and attracts the attention of a killer. TORCH GINGER: Stunning Kauai has drawn Lei to a new island, but can she untangle a mystery of missing persons with madness at its heart? BLACK JASMINE: Cruise ships and art galleries hide cruel secrets as Lei and her partner, Stevens, move to Maui to build a life together; but trouble soon follows them to Maui. BROKEN FERNS: Lei’s first FBI case on the island of Oahu involves the stolen airplane of a mogul and a teenaged “Robin Hood” who steals from the rich to give to the poor. An anarchy movement is sparked that has deadly consequences. TWISTED VINE: A bizarre series of suicides hint at a sinister online ring at work on Oahu. Lei and her friend Sophie must track down the truth before more lives are lost. SHATTERED PALMS: Endangered native birds on Maui attract a poaching ring whose members meet a deadly opponent hidden in plain view. Lei’s so busy tracking the murderer she might miss her own wedding. DARK LAVA: Desecrated Hawaiian sites and a terrible murder close to home threaten Lei and Stevens’ future as they solve crime on Maui. FIRE BEACH: An arsonist with a chip on his shoulder meets a killer who leaves a shroud as a calling card. Both must be stopped before they murder Lei and her family. RIP TIDES: A surf star dies tragically on Maui, and Lei pursues justice to the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing contest on Oahu. Grab these fast-paced mysteries and take a trip to Hawaii with the series that’s sold more than a million books! “Neal’s writing is persistently riveting...Masterly.” Kirkus Reviews

Savage Grace

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Author: Jay Griffiths
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Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the "sea gypsy" Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining an Inuit whale hunt at the northern tip of Canada, Griffiths takes readers on an adventure both charted and un–chartable. She divides her meditations on these travels into sections named after the ancient elemental properties of the universe—Earth, Air, Fire, Ice, and Water—because her subject matter is not merely the places traveled to but the depths of mind and the cultural narratives revealed by place. It is a universal story told of far–flung groups of humans, with vastly different ways of life, connected through the varied wilderness that sustains them. By describing the ways in which human societies and the human mind have developed in response to the wilder elements of our homelands, Savage Grace reveals itself as a benediction for the emotional, intellectual, and physical nourishment that people continue to draw from the natural world. Under the sway of Griffiths' charisma, her poetic prose, and her deeply learned and persuasive case for the wild roots of our shared human being, we learn that we are all, each and every one of us, a force of nature.

Sheila's Men

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Author: Jenna Ashlyn
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SHEILA’S MEN is a dark modern fairy tale that follows the life of Sheila, a naïve romantic living in poverty who blindly marries a man in the hopes of providing a better life for herself and her daughter. Soon after marrying, her husband increasingly subjects her to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. And since he refuses to get a job, Sheila begins working long hours far from home and encounters a seemingly endless onslaught from other manipulative and abusive men. Growing increasingly overworked, distanced from her beloved daughter, and frustrated with the manipulative and abusive men inside and outside her home, Sheila prepares to end her life. If there is a prince charming who understands her worth, he must inspire her to believe in herself soon. (Based on a true story.) WARNING: Sheila's Men is a fictionalized account of one woman’s real-life struggle to escape abusive relationships and is intended, in part, to help others recognize and escape such relationships. As such, this book necessarily contains language and scenarios related to self-harm, suicide, and abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and financial) that might be triggering for some audiences. Reader discretion is advised.

A History of North Carolina Wine

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Author: Alexia Jones Helsley
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A History of North Carolina Wine by Alexia Jones Helsley Book Resume:

Take a journey through the long and exciting history of North Carolina grapes and vines. The state's native grapes grew with a wild abandon that uniformly impressed early explorers. Wine production, however, is another story--one with peaks and valleys and switchbacks. Alexia Jones Helsley recounts a tale of promise that was long unfulfilled, of disappointments and success and of competing visions and grapes. These pages speak to those intrigued by the romance of the native muscadines, appreciative of the complex varieties of North Carolina wine and fascinated by the enduring drama of human beings and their dreams. In the Old North State, the highly acclaimed vineyards of today have deep roots in the state's past.

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season

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Author: Yuji Ueno,Rie Imai
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Japanese Ikebana for Every Season by Yuji Ueno,Rie Imai Book Resume:

The true meaning of Ikebana—the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement—is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant arrangements featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions—Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary—or any event that calls for a flower bouquet. The key to good Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few very simple principles—like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes—and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create these lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes. Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around—and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts. No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your taste or budget—the arrangements in this book will lend a touch of Japanese elegance to your home.

Major Wyclyff's Campaign (A Lady's Lessons, Book 2)

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Author: Jade Lee
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"...splendid...witty...complete with eccentric characters and highly amusing antics." ~RT Book Reviews Lady Sophia has seen enough death and loss in the military hospital to last her a lifetime. So, when the wildly handsome Major Anthony Wycylff, whom she's been caring for these past months, is given no hope of survival, she grants him his fondest wish—her promise to marry. Then the blasted man recovers! The only thing that kept Anthony from giving into death was Sophia's promise to marry him. Now he's determined to claim his bride. The right flanking attack will bring him closer to her manor, her parlor, then her bedroom. Terms of surrender should quickly follow. But the only terms Sophia will hear are terms of love. FROM THE PUBLISHER: The LADY'S LESSONS SERIES is rich in Regency period detail and will be appreciated by fans of Jann Rowland, Meredith Duran, Julia Quinn, Elisa Braden, Tessa Dare and Loretta Chase. LADY'S LESSONS SERIES, in series order Rules for a Lady Major Wyclyff's Campaign Miss Woodley's Kissing Experiment REGENCY RAGS TO RICHES, in series order No Place for a Lady Devil's Bargain Almost an Angel The Dragon Earl MEET JADE LEE: Jade Lee, a USA Today bestseller, has two passions (well, except for her family, but that's a given). She loves dreaming up stories and playing racquetball, not always in that order. When her pro-racquetball career ended with a pair of very bad knees, she turned her attention to writing. An author of more than 40 romance novels, she's decided that life can be full of joy without ever getting up from her chair.

Blood Kin

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Author: Steve Rasnic Tem
Publisher: Solaris
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African Myths & Tales

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Africa south of the Sahara is a land of wide-ranging traditions and varying cultures. Despite the diversity and the lack of early written records, the continent possesses a rich body of folk tales and legends that have been passed down through the strong custom of storytelling and which often share similar elements, characters and ideas between peoples. So this collection offers a hefty selection of legends and tales – stories of the gods, creation and origins, trickster exploits, animal fables and stories which entertain and edify – from ‘Obatala Creates Mankind’, from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to ‘The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars’, from the San people of southern Africa, all collected in a gorgeous gold-foiled and embossed hardback to treasure.

Harper's Outdoor Book for Boys

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Author: Joseph H. Adams
Publisher: Good Press
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"Harper's Outdoor Book for Boys" by Joseph H. Adams. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

My Best Friend, Maybe

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Author: Caela Carter
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Right before they started high school, Colette's best friend, Sadie, dumped her. Three years later, Colette is still lonely. She tries to be perfect for everyone left in her life: her parents, her younger brothers, her church youth group, even her boyfriend, Mark. But Colette is restless. And she misses Sadie. Then Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, and Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing. Colette tries to relax and enjoy her Grecian surroundings but it's not easy to go on vacation with the person who hurt you most in the world. When the reason for the trip finally surfaces, Colette finds out this is not just a fun vacation. Sadie has kept an enormous secret from Colette for years . . . forever. It's a summer full of surprises, but that just might be what Colette needs.

Dust (Of Dust & Darkness #1)

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Author: Devon Ashley
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4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back. 68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen. 87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned. 88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me. Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together. Clean YA Fantasy.

Fresh Flower Arranging

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Author: DK
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Flowers recognizes that we all love fresh flowers in our homes, but we are sometimes at a loss as to how to show them off to best effect, and to keep them looking great and smelling fragrant. Also, more and more people want to create their own arrangements and bouquets for family weddings, in a bid to keep costs low and the personal touch high. This book offers the solutions. It shows you the principles behind a successful arrangement and gives you step-by-step projects for all sorts of stunning but achievable arrangements. Whether you want urban chic, country house, kitsch, or classic, the range of talented contributors ensures that there is a style and a project to suit you, your home, and your wallet. It shares insider tips and tricks for achieving stunning results with minimum effort and for keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible. Other flower arranging books look gorgeous - but how on earth can you achieve such beautiful arrangements at home? This book isn't just about showing off, it's about showing how. Clearly, concisely, and creatively.

The Oath of the Blade

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Author: D.W. Hawkins
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Death comes for the living. Only the coldest steel can face it. The forces of destruction gather their strength, hunting the shattered fragments of the ancient Nar’doroc. They prepare their final, deadly strike, and the dead rise to follow them. Those who would defend the world from the ravages of the artifact race to reassemble the pieces, but their efforts may yet lead to defeat. War rages in the south, but the front is stalked by a silent, implacable killer. Brave warriors battle for their lives, but the shadows hide a threat that even steel cannot face. For steel is nothing without heart, and hearts will be tested. The Oath of the Blade is book five of The Seven Signs, the continuation of a sword and sorcery series full of magic, intrigue, conspiracy, violence, horror and mystery. If you're looking for a new favorite world to call home, The Seven Signs will give you a reason to lose sleep. Buy now and continue your journey into a dark new world. categories: dark sword and sorcery series, dark sword and sorcery novel, dark sword and sorcery fire, dark epic fantasy novels, dark epic fantasy fire, sword and sorcery adventure novel, sword and sorcery fire magic, wizard, magic, epic fantasy, high fantasy battle, fantasy magic assassin series, grimdark magic series, dark fantasy conspiracy, epic fantasy.

Regal

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Author: Brian Rathbone
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Regal is book six of the World of Godsland fantasy series and is the much anticipated conclusion of the Balance of Power trilogy. Going in search of solace and something to give his life meaning, Sinjin Volker finds wonders he would never have imagined and dangers from his deepest fears. Armed with only artifacts he's powerless to use, Sinjin must change the world by first changing himself.

Brothers Law & Greed

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Author: Steven Winer
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Thaddeus Jaxxson Muizarajs, nicknamed TJ, and Dorian Jaxxson Muizarajs, nicknamed Cotton, two brothers who were children of immigrants from Latvia, both grew up and went to school in the Miami, Florida area. Neither felt that the locals, in the area, were accepting them as an integrated part of Miami society or culture. Their father, who had a difficult time obtaining decent work, always emphasized, to his sons, that in order to get ahead, in a culture that was hostile to their ethnicity, that a modest amount of pilfering from the wealthy and embellishments about their backgrounds and financials, were appropriate. Those would enhance their chances of increasing their income and improve their way of life. The brother’s parents were both killed in an automobile accident when the brothers were in high school. So, with a couple of small socialistic scholarships and the proceeds of the legal settlement they received from the death of their parents, both brothers decided to attend law school. After the graduation of the youngest brother, Cotton, the brothers decided to leave the Miami area and start their legal practice together, in a more accepting location in the Fort Myers, Florida, area where their ethnicity was deemed a better fit than on the East coast of Florida. They even changed their last names to Murry to better become assimilated into the area’s society. However, both brothers had little money. TJ, who was three years older than Cotton, had a different view on how to start and grow their law practice to become well known and increase their wealth. However, one thing they both recalled was their father’s advice as to what was acceptable to assist in becoming successful and accumulate wealth. Therefore, the brother’s, through several local businessmen they befriended, acquired the necessary funds to open their own law firm through providing fraudulent financial statements to obtain a large bank loan. The banker who granted the loan was aware of the brother’s fraudulent financials, as well as other fraudulent financials provided periodically to the bank. Through an implied threat of revealing the brothers false financials to the authorities, the banker obtained the brother’s understanding to become involved with a group of professional community leaders, in a web of deceit, fraudulent real estate loans, and other white collar criminal activities. TJ attempted to extradite himself from the criminal activity, but realized he had become too involved and was unable to get out. BROTHERS GREED & THE LAW, takes the reader through a journey that the brothers experienced involving multiple dishonest brokers, bankers, FBI agents and lawyers. Their fraudulent schemes involved the embezzlement of millions of dollars from innocent investors during the early days of the real estate boom in Florida in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Through an intriguing misunderstanding by the mastermind of these illegal schemes, and the inquisitiveness of several nonparticipants in the schemes, several innocent persons were murdered thinking that their deaths would keep the schemes from being discovered. A turn in events, by several of the perpetrators, and other unrelated parties to the schemes, causes the illegal activities to be revealed to the authorities. How the brothers extracted themselves from the legal consequences of the long time criminal enterprise was a turn in events that none of the participants, or the informers of the criminal enterprise, could have expected.

'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident...'

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Author: Kenneth N. Addison
Publisher: University Press of America
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'We hold these truths to be self evident_' An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America delves into the philosophical, historical, socio/cultural and political evolution of racism and slavery in America. The premise of this work is that racism and slavery in America are the result of an unintentional historical intertwining of various Western philosophical, religious, cultural, social, economic, and political strands of thought that date back to the Classical Era. These strands have become tangled in a Gordian knot, which can only be unraveled through the bold application of a variety of multidisciplinary tools. By doing so, this book is intended help the reader understand how the United States, a nation that claims 'all men are created equal,' could be responsible for slavery and the intractable threads of racism and inequality that have become woven into its cultural the fabric.

Paradise Crime Mysteries Books 4-6

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Author: Toby Neal
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Persistently riveting. Masterful.”~KIRKUS REVIEWS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Detective Lei Texeira flees hazy memories of a dark past, but nothing gets in the way of solving her cases in Hawaii! Binge read this box set of USA Today bestselling books and discover you can't read just one! Broken Ferns: Lei accepts an offer to join the FBI. Her first case on the island of Oahu draws media attention, and involves the stolen airplane of a mogul and a young burglar with a cause. Twisted Vine: Mai tais and stunning beaches hide evil as FBI Agent Lei Texeira works closely with MMA-fighting tech agent Sophie Ang to uncover the hidden face behind an online suicide ring. Shattered Palms: Maui’s pristine rainforest is the setting for a bizarre murder involving the poaching of rare native Hawaiian birds. Lei is so caught up in catching a killer that she may not make it to her own wedding. “Neal’s writing is persistently riveting...Masterly.” Kirkus Reviews Grab this fast paced box set with a twist of romance, and take a trip to Hawaii with the series that’s sold more than a million copies!

Mingling with Spirits

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On a spirit quest, a paranormal investigator shares some fascinating and terrifying experiences along her journey. She gets entangled in a web of demons and evil entities she never expected.

Life with the Afterlife

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER Star of Kindred Spirits and paranormal investigator Amy Bruni shares stories from her years of experiences with ghosts, organized around thirteen truths that guide her approach to the supernatural. Amy Bruni, co-star of Kindred Spirits and one of the world's leading paranormal investigators, has learned a lot about ghosts over her years of research and first-hand experience. Now, in Life with the Afterlife, she shares the insight she has gleaned and how it has shaped her unique approach to interacting with the spirits of the dead and those who encounter them. From her earliest supernatural encounters as a child, through her years appearing on Ghost Hunters and the creation of her company Strange Escapes, which offers paranormal excursions to some of America's most notoriously haunted destinations, and into her current work on The Travel Channel's Kindred Spirits, this book is full of astonishing and deeply moving stories of Amy's efforts to better understand the dead but not yet departed. With Amy's bright humor and fierce compassion for both those who are haunted and those who are haunting, Life with the Afterlife is an eye-opening look at what connects us as people, in life and beyond.

Walking Toward the Sun

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Author: Edward Weismiller
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Walking Toward the Sun by Edward Weismiller Book Resume:

divdivIn 1936, twenty-year-old Edward Weismiller became the youngest poet to win the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. Today, more than sixty years later, he retains that distinction. Yale University Press here reintroduces Edward Weismiller—now the oldest living Younger Poet—with the publication of his latest book of poetry. Weismiller’s is “a talent that has kept faith with itself and its sources,” says W. S. Merwin, current judge of the Younger Poets Series. In Walking Toward the Sun, youthful lyricism has given way to plainness of speech—even spareness. These poems are honest and unflinching, always striking in their prosody. They will remind some readers of Yeats, for they convey nobility in the face of old age, infirmity, and disappointment. Weismiller sings powerfully about a world of loss, but he is never grim or despairing. The poet in old age remains hopeful, open to possibility, and always aware of beauty in the smallest places. /DIV/DIV

Harper's Outdoor Book for Boys

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Author: Various
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Harper's Outdoor Book for Boys by Various Book Resume:

A compendium originally prepared for boys during the time of its first publication, 'Harper's Outdoor Book for Boys' basically consists of the descriptions of various outdoor gaming and adventure options.

Homegrown Tea

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Author: Cassie Liversidge
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Homegrown Tea explains how to grow a large variety of plants in your own garden, on a balcony or even on a window sill could become your tea cupboard. It shows you how to grow your tea from seeds, cuttings, or small plants, as well as which parts of the plant are used to make tea. Liversidge lays out when and how to harvest your plants, as well as information on how to prepare the plant, including how to dry tea leaves to make tea you can store to last you throughout the year. As a guide to using tea to make you feel better, there are nutritional and medicinal benefits. Finally, there is an illustrated guide to show how to make up fresh and dried teabags and how to serve a delicious homegrown tea. It is sustainable way to look at a beverage, which is steeped in history and tradition. Sample drinks include well-known plants such as rose hips, mint, sage, hibiscus, and lavender, as well as more obscure ones like chicory, angelica, apple geranium, and lemon verbena.

Living Sacrifice

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Author: Jane Frey
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And Then There Was Her

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For Madison Jones, there has always been her life in Denver. There has always been her girlfriend, Kacey. There has always been her best friend, her studio and her pottery. She has everything in her life exactly in place. But after the loss of her brother, Madison feels unsure about her own future. When Kacey is offered a new job in Oregon, Madison jumps at the opportunity to follow her. While Kacey works to open a new restaurant at Minerva Hills Winery, Madison sets up her art studio on the property. But constantly in Madison’s path is the owner and winemaker, CS Freeburn. CS is as serious as they come and seems unlikely to warm to either Kacey or Madison. Though their initial interactions are awkward—if not downright nerve-wracking—the more they cross paths and the more Madison gets to know CS, the more Madison craves those little moments with the standoffish winemaker. How could she have known that those encounters would begin to threaten the carefully structured life that Madison has built?

When Plants Dream

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Ayahuasca is a powerful tool for transformation, that more and more Westerners are flocking to drink in a quest for greater self-knowledge, healing and reconnection with the natural world. This formerly esoteric, little-known brew is now a growth industry. But why? Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew that has a long history of ritual use among indigenous groups of the Upper Amazon. Made from the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of a shrub, it is associated with healing in collective ceremonies and in more intimate contexts, generally under the direction of specialist – an ayahuasquero. These are experienced practitioners who guide the ceremony and the drinkers’ experience. Ayahuasca has gained significant popularity these days in cities around the world. Why? What effect might ayahuasca be having on our culture? Does the brew, which seems to inspire environmental action, simplified lifestyles and more communitarian behaviour, act as an antidote to frenzied consumerist culture? In When Plants Dream, Pinchbeck and Rokhlin explore the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental impact that ayahuasca is having on society. Part 1 covers the background; what ayahuasca is, where it is found, and its cultural origins. Part 2 explores the role and practices of the ayahuasquero in both Amazonian and Western cultures. Part 3 examines the medicinal plants of the Amazon, looking particularly at the ingredients in ayahuasca and their therapeutic qualities, covering the most up-to-date biomedical research, psychedelic science and psychopharmacology. It also covers all the legal aspects of ayahuasca use. Lastly in Part 4 Pinchbeck and Rokhlin question the future of ayahuasca. When Plants Dream is the first book of its kind to look at the science and expanding culture of ayahuasca, from its historical use to its appropriation by the West and the impact it is having on cultures beyond the Amazon.

Good Beer Guide 2019

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Author: Campaign for Real Ale
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CAMRA's Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. Now in its 46th edition, the guide is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation and nomination by CAMRA members. The unique Breweries section contains a full listing of Britain's breweries - from national to micro - with information about their core beers.

Byzantine Religious Law in Medieval Italy

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Byzantine Religious Law in Medieval Italy by James Morton Book Resume:

Southern Italy was conquered by the Norman Hauteville dynasty in the late eleventh century after over five hundred years of continuous Byzantine rule. At a stroke, the region's Greek Christian inhabitants were cut off from their Orthodox compatriots in Byzantium and became subject to the spiritual and legal jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic popes. Nonetheless, they continued to follow the religious laws of the Byzantine church; out of thirty-six surviving manuscripts of Byzantine canon law produced between the tenth and fourteenth centuries, the majority date to the centuries after the Norman conquest. Byzantine Religious Law in Medieval Italy is a historical study of these manuscripts, exploring how and why the Greek Christians of medieval southern Italy persisted in using them so long after the end of Byzantine rule. The first part of the book provides an overview of the source material and the history of Italo-Greek Christianity. The second part examines the development of Italo-Greek canon law manuscripts from the last century of Byzantine rule to the late twelfth century, arguing that the Normans' opposition to papal authority created a laissez faire atmosphere in which Greek Christians could continue to follow Byzantine religious law unchallenged. Finally, the third part analyses the papacy's successful efforts to assert its jurisdiction over southern Italy in the later Middle Ages. While this brought about the end of Byzantine canon law as an effective legal system in the region, the Italo-Greeks still drew on their legal heritage to explain and justify their distinctive religious rites to their Latin neighbours.

A Lady's Lessons (A Trilogy of Regency Romance)

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Author: Jade Lee
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A Lady's Lessons (A Trilogy of Regency Romance) by Jade Lee Book Resume:

Together at last! Three witty, fun-filled Regency novels you'll love to read... What Reviewers are saying... "...splendid... witty... complete with eccentric characters and highly amusing antics." ~RT Book Reviews. "...comparable to notable Regency author Marian Devon." ~Romantic Times BookClub Reviews Includes... RULES FOR A LADY If a lady is to become a Countess, there are rules... #1: A lady does not attempt to come out in London society disguised as her deceased half-sister. #2: A lady does not become enamored of her guardian; even when his masterful kisses tempt her beyond all endurance. #3: A lady may not engage in fisticuffs even if it is to rescue street urchins. MAJOR WYCLYFF'S CAMPAIGN Lady Sophia has seen enough death and loss in the military hospital to last her a lifetime. So, when the wildly handsome Major Anthony Wycylff, whom she's been caring for these past months, is given no hope of survival, she grants him his fondest wish—her promise to marry. Then the blasted man recovers! MISS WOODLY'S KISSING EXPERIMENT Caroline Woodley is no heiress. Indulged by her father who allows her to help with his scientific experiments, Caroline is conducting an experiment of her own. A Kissing Experiment. Of course, Geoffrey Rathburn, Earl of Tallis is happy to assist. The real question is: can he win her heart as she has won his?

The Ripening Sun

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Author: Patricia Atkinson
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For most people giving up the day job and moving to a beautiful area of France and living off the vines is an impossible but delicious dream. In 1990, Patricia Atkinson and her husband decided to sell up in Britain and emigrate to the Dordogne. Their idea was to buy a house with a few vines attached and employ someone to tend to the wine while they earned their living with some financial consultancy work. There followed a series of disasters: the stock market crashed leaving their small holding as their sole source of income; the first red wine harvest turned to vinegar; and Patricia's husband returned to Britain, unable to cope with the stress. He never returned. Patricia Atkinson, whose only knowledge of wine up to that moment was 'that it came from a bottle' and who had not a word of French, was left to salvage their life savings form the vineyards. What follows is a remarkable story of struggle and transformation whereby her tiny 4 hectare plot has become a major estate of 21 hectares, where her Clos d'Yvigne wines have won awards and been adopted by wine merchants throughout the world and where she has been hailed as a superstar by UK wine writers.

The Lost Star's Sea

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Shipwrecked in the floating islands. Captain Wil Litang, of the space ship, Lost Star, finds himself shipwrecked on a tiny floating island in the vast atmospheric sea of the Archipelago of the Tenth Star. Making matters worse, he’s not alone. He shares the island with an assassin who has taken a vow to kill him, and a feathered dragon, with a whole lot of teeth. The Lost Star’s Sea is the sequel to The Bright Black Sea. The novel is set in the Archipelago of the Tenth Star, a vast hollow world filled with islands floating in a sea of air. Cut off from the Lost Star, Captain Wil Litang must not only survive the fierce beasts and dragons of the island, but their savage people as well – pirates, bandits, and the strange servants of the Dragon Kings. Not to mention the assassin, Naylea Cin, who has pursued him across the Nine Star Nebula to kill him. The story of Wil Litang and the Lost Star concludes in this classic planetary adventure novel written in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs. C. Litka writes old-fashioned novels with modern sensibilities, humor, and romance. His lighthearted novels of adventure, mystery, and travel are set in richly imagined worlds and feature a colorful cast of well drawn characters. If you seek to escape, for a few hours, your everyday life, you will not find better company, nor more wonderful worlds to travel and explore, than in the novels of C. Litka.

Crewel Lye

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Author: Piers Anthony
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A knight of ghosts and shadows! Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now, spending his time with little five-year-old Ivy and watching his own past unfold on the magic tapestry. But once he had been a valorous knight, riding his ghost horse Pook on a fabulous and dangerous mission. He had been betrayed with a cruel lie by two wily magicians and the woman he loved. He had been killed at the end, and his bones had been scattered. Now he could not even remember where they had been buried. That was important, because Jordan's talent had been to recover from almost any injury, provided enough of his body could be assembled to grow together again. But all that had been four hundred years before. Nobody who was alive today knew or cared where his bones might be. It was hardly the proper ending for a gallant adventure!

Rose: Briar's Thorn

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Author: Erik Schubach
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Rose: Briar's Thorn by Erik Schubach Book Resume:

Her touch is death... her love is worse. For as long as she can remember, Rose has been a monster. Cursed by a man who would one day become one of the most feared creatures on the earth, one of the future Alpha werewolves. Alister Marcus. For hundreds of years she has roamed the earth, living apart from humanity, watching from afar. Her skin and the briar vines that serve as both her protectors her tormentors, are poison. It is an instant death sentence to anyone, or anything, that comes in contact with her or her vines. She longs for human contact, or the contact of any living thing, but knows that it can never happen. She strikes at evil from the shadows, known by many names to humans over the years, like Lady Death. But now the time of Gathering of the Avatars has come, can she learn what it is to be part of a group, of a family again with a huge battle looming? And what of her love? Cursed to an endless sleep?

Skyscraper for the XXI Century

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Author: Carlo Aiello
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Skyscraper for the XXI Century by Carlo Aiello Book Resume:

This book presents the best 60 projects of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Skyscraper Competition. An investigation by architects, students, and designers on the future of the skyscraper. What is the skyscraper in the beginning of the XXI Century? What is the historical and social context of these mega-structures? What is their response towards the urban fabric? Is the modern skyscraper a city in and of itself? Is the human scale lost? Talented architects have entered these competitions to explore, re-think, and speculate on this fascinating architectural genre. Each project includes a full description by the author as well as several illustrations and drawings. In addition, reknown architects were invited to present their thoughts on this fascinating architectural genre.